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How to Take Amazing Photos on Your Whale Watching Tour

Whale watching is a fantastic activity to schedule during your next trip to Cape Cod. When you are out on the whale watching boat, you and your family members will have spectacular views of humpback whales and other types of wildlife. To capture memories of your tour, make sure to bring your camera along on the boat. Let’s take a look at how to take amazing photos on your whale watching tour.

Bring the Right Accessories

Taking photos on a boat requires more planning and preparation than completing a photo shoot on land. Before you embark on your whale watching tour, make sure that you are equipped with the accessories that you will need to take pictures successfully. A camera strap, waterproof cover, and warm jacket are all critical accessories for your journey.

Choose the Correct Lens

In order to take stunning shots of the whales that you encounter during your tour, you will need to ensure that your camera is equipped with the right lens. In the United States, boats are required to stay at least 200 yards away from the whales that are being observed. To catch a stellar shot, consider bringing a zoom lens that is ready to capture the action.

Select the Ideal Settings

Whether you shoot with a manual or automatic camera, it is critical to adjust your camera to the ideal settings for capturing animals in nature. Since you may only have a few seconds to photograph a breaching whale, consider setting your camera to its action settings. Keep in mind that you will also need to adjust your aperture and shutter speed for the weather conditions and lighting that you encounter at sea.

If you want to capture amazing photographs of whales in the wild, book a whale watching tour with Captain John Whale Watching Tours. Along with our fishing charters, we also offer humpback whale watching in Plymouth. To reserve a place on one of our upcoming tours, give us a call at (508) 927-5575.